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Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Santa~~My Man

And what a good Santa My Man was to me!

I can't say that I thought I was really that good throughout the year...but maybe the stars were aligned "just right!"

This is my one and only gift...which was plenty...
and just what I wanted!

Of course, when you shop
for your own gift, it's not hard to get exactly
what you want! ;~)

The man in the brown truck brought it to our door over a week ago, and it's been sitting in the box (unopened) in the living room the whole time. My Man did wrap it for me on Christmas Eve to make it look official! Yes, he just wrapped the shipping box!

Lisa, over at the Laughing Orca Ranch, has a SX10 and I absolutely LOVE her photos! And Ed at Thoughts from the Road (Mr. Camera Man himself), thought it was the best camera for the money.

So far, I'm totally pleased with what I'm getting.

FYI, my Fuji FinePix was a good camera until the Auto Focus started messing up and driving me crazy...probably a lil' too much trail dust!

Rohan's beautiful strawberry roan coloring is exact!
As are the browns and tans of the alfalfa
field in the background.

The zoom...I'm in LOVE with the zoom!!
I'm sure I can take a photo of an owl's eye if I wanted to.
OK...I'll try that tomorrow!

Even with the dank, dark, brown yard the
action shots came out good.
Cowboy 'n Bella Jo enjoy a good game
of Tug 'n Run every day!

The zoom...did I mention that I LOVE the zoom?!?
This is our neighbor's house about a mile
up Anderson Valley...I'm amazed!

Cowboy's white eyelashes...too cute! Even in the
shadows I can see details of the subject.

The blue sky really is that blue in real life!
And, yes, the browns are brown, but the faint
sage green...ah yes...

I'm really liking the details the images pick up.
The lighting and colors are true.

Then there's the macro...not only does it have macro,
but it has a "Super Macro" too!!
What was this ant doing out in the dead of winter...
beats me?

My favorite photo of the day is a macro, and I'll
post it for Macro Monday this coming week!

My Man's a pretty good shopper if I say so myself!
Cindy Sue agrees ;~)
Thanks honey~~



Tammy said...

Great choice! Mine is almost like that - yours is a newer model - and I love love love my Canon!

Country Whispers said...

What a great Christmas gift. I'll have to keep this in mind when shopping for a camera for myself....hopefully soon!

Jocelyn said...

Ok so now I must get a new camera!

Right after my new lap top, horse trailer, and furniture!

Amanda said...

I am so happy you got such a nice camera. I am happy for you because you got it and happy for me because i get to look at your beautiful photos you will be posting!

Ed said...

Oh WOW!!! That Owl pic is FANTASTIC!!! I can't wait to see what ya come up with in the future..:-))

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got what you wanted, it's an awesome camera! I love the owl picture!!

Anonymous said...

Boy you REALLY must have been a good girl!! I also loved the owl shot and look forward to seeing more. Now I want one too!! :)

Train Wreck said...

Look at you! hahahaha I love all your pictures! How exciting! You are your own Paparazzi! I can't wait to see all your new close ups. You will have to let hubby take one of you too...promise?

AKPonyGirl said...

I'm looking forward to all the great pictures you will be taking this next year.

wilsonc said...

Wow! What a great Christmas present. Looking forward to the beautiful photos you will be taking!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous - can't wait to see more - we're the real beneficiaries of your new camera!

The Wife said...

Great gift! I love my canon! Great shots and more to come.

Celeste said...

Nice gift! Your man is a definite 'keeper!!!' :)

Carolyn Ford said...

Keep that Santa guy around! I love my Canon too!

Janice said...

Excellent pics Karen but I always thought your stuff was good anyhow. I'm going to be shopping for a new camera soon too.

jane augenstein said...

WOW!!!! NICE camera, I have a Canon Rebel XTi and I love it; so much so that I got another Canon. An small one when I want something smaller, like when I am riding and want to take pictures.
Your pictures look great!!! Isn't it fun having a new toy??? Yeehaa!

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